Do not misunderstand me, but each day Social Engine is getting worse every day in comparison with their competitors:
Just to know in a straight comparison with phpfox:
1- Social Engine is more expensive. PHPfox out of box has more features that the Social Engine with a lesser price;
2- Social Engine is heavy, so heavy that page load usually takes 5 or 6 seconds. PHPfox loads in 2 or 3 with same quantity of addons;
3- Social Engine use an almost outdated technology with Zend Framework 1 and Mootools.
4- Social Engine almost doesnt have is community to exchange experiences and ideas;
5- The marketplace is a mess with several outdated plugins;
6- The showcase is a mess with several websites that neither exist;
7- There is no expectation of some improvement. There are no ideia about the next major release SE 5.0;
If one year ago I knew it would be so disappointed with Social Engine, I probably stayed with phpfox. My experience just is not being worse because there is the Social Engine Addons Deleoper, otherwise would not have come here.
Please Social Engine Team, show what you are made of. If you need help, just ask.